Tab Z wifi max connect speed 72Mbps?
In this day and age of 802.11n I would have thought that a tablet would consistently connect at speeds of 100 - 150 Mbps, even 300 Mbps doesn't seem like an unreasonable expectation if the signal strength is good. However, the fastest I've seen on my Tab Z is 72 Mbps. Is this speed a hardware limitation? Anyone connecting faster?
What makes 802.11n different is the specificationís support of multiple radios and antennas that can transmit/receive multiple data streams Ė called spatial streams. In 802.11n vernacular, these send and receive antenna configurations are noted as 1◊1, 1◊2, 2◊2, or 3◊3. These numbers indicate how many transmit and receive antennas and radios are in an 802.11n access point (AP) or client. They determine how many different spatial streams of data can be sent at one time to improve signal reception.
More antennas and streams mean faster speeds, less dead zones, fewer dropped connections, and better coverage. 802.11n 1◊1 Wi-Fi adapters donít take advantage of 802.11nís multi-stream capabilities so they can only reach a maximum data rate of 72 Mbps. A 1◊2 802.11n adapter with two receive streams can double the maximum data rate to 150 Mbps. Take it up to 3◊3, the maximum data link can reach 450 Mbps.